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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ a beautiful day ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ beautiful day ♪ ♪ don't let it get away ♪ >> stephanie: ah-ha. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. twenty-three minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. let's go to jenny georgia. you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, jen. hi, jenny? hello. >> caller: oh, hi. i haven't talked to you in ages because of the fact that i never get on. >> stephanie: it's a happy day. >> i know it is a happy day. first of all, republicans should not get paid until they come back to work and do something. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: second of all -- >> stephanie: oh, they did something big yesterday. >> caller: oh, they did. they walked out in a huff.
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they should not get paid until they get to work -- >> they humiliated their leader is what they did. >> caller: well, that's okay too. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> caller: here is what i want to say. i totally lost all respect for mike huckabee. how dare he insult the parents of connecticut. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: oh my god! >> stephanie: you know, it really is incredible that they -- every single one of them on the right have accused the left of politicizing the tragedy by talking about the actual issues involved. meanwhile they are blaming -- not this time really? you are going to blame abortion and gays? oh yes you are. >> computer says yes. >> stephanie: ronald brownsteen writes no fun. it was a pointless exercise.
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monica crowley tweeted so boner can't even deliver the gop caucus maybe he has behaved as a b willing to raise taxes and stuff. it was a teeny tiny tax increase on millionaires and billionaires. they have a sad. >> they are not going to have a good christmas. >> stephanie: no. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to amy in illinois. hi, amy welcome. >> caller: hi. i enjoy your show so much. thank you. i think in general society doesn't place a lot of importance on a sense of humor.
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humor helps calm down a touchy situation. i think school should teach humor as a class. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: because to me the people that don't have a sense of humor are collecting guns and going to the gun range, and i would rather live in a world where people are laughing. >> stephanie: that's right. stay home and tell a fart joke. come on. [ farting sounds ] >> stephanie: don't we have a christmas fart song in fact? i think that's a good idea. ♪ [ farting sounds ] ♪ >> stephanie: okay. i forgot that was a little bit -- >> that was a little wet. >> stephanie: wow! >> what? [ laughter ] [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: gail colin's piece, attempt to avert the infamous fiscal cliff is like a
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card game, but you have to imagine one game where a player goes in to the back room before he makes a bet and gets the approval of a bunch of rabid ferrets. honestly it sounded like something eric cantor typed up on his smartphone on the way over from his office. something that he knew would implode. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: yeah, you are right, jim. he is looking a little bouncy. >> he is a little too happy right now. [ laughter ] >> he is a little less bitch faced. >> stephanie: dana in maryland. >> caller: happy holidays to everybody. happy new year. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: and my friend nancy is here again -- oh and there's pety. >> stephanie: oh he's just a
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sandsome man. >> caller: she got her name because she has a black shot around her eye, and he played a boy dog was she was really a girl dog, so we were -- >> stephanie: i have my rescue hat on. people kept sending me pictures of great pyrenees in their homes. >> caller: yeah we always rescue them. but with the mentally ill, we don't take care of them as far back as reagan shutting all of those institutions and putting them on the street. it's a stigma and it's an
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embarrassment it really is and the republicans are gutting funds for what we need to take care of these sick people. >> stephanie: yeah there are consequences to ignoring that. all right. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ the debate about gun violence in america starts here. when the unthinkable happened we all thought, never again. today there is no movie more relevant than "bowling for columbine." michael moore's academy award winning documentary, "bowling for columbine." current tv presents this important film tonight at 6 eastern followed immediately by an encore presentation.
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♪ >> i never get what i really want. i always get a lot of stupid
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toys or a bike or toys or something like that. >> what it is that you want? >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> real estate. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. everybody is -- we were in a hard break at the bottom of the hour, but everybody just observed a moment of silence for the victims in connecticut. joe biden was speaking yesterday about -- do we have that him talking about -- what is it the gun control commission. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we'll act and act in a way that -- as he says if we can only save one life we have to take action. >> stephanie: and jay carney yesterday as well. >> everyone in merck has a steak in doing something to end the
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scourge of gun violence in this nation. >> stephanie: we did post the conservative case of the assault weapon's ban. >> i will post it now. >> stephanie: ted olson who wrote the conservative proposal for gay marriage. it's the judge that sentenced jared lee laughner. he says we can't draw a sensible line on guns we may as well call the united states a failure. i sentenced jared yesterday. the ban -- the ban wasn't all that stringent if you already owned a gun you could keep it and sell it to somebody else but at least it was something.
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half of the nation's deadliest shootings occurred after the ban expired. hard six mass shootings that have been deadlyer after the expiration of the ban. bring back the assault weapon's ban. ban manufacturer importation, transfer of high-capacity assault weapons. i don't care whether it's called gun control, i'm all for it. i say it as someone who prefers fox news to msnbc. i say it as someone who thinks the district court got it right. i say it as someone who
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generally speaking is not a big fan of the regulatory states. it has a useful advocacy function in our liberal democracy, and there is just no need for civilians to own an assault weapon. it speaks horribly the public discourse in this country that talking about gun reform in the wake of a mass shooting is inappropriate or politicizing a mass tragedy. it is inappropriate only to those dilutional enough to believe it would disrespect the victims of the gun violence to do anything but sit around and mourn their death.
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[ applause ] >> having said that after a game of paintball a kid shot his friend with a shotgun and killed him. >> that article is now posted on your facebook page. >> stephanie: that's like magic how that happens. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> yep. >> stephanie: steve in tennessee. hi, steve. >> caller: hi. i totally agree with the assault weapon ban, but i also believe everybody should have them or nobody should have them and the people who are already in possession of them they should take that whole list of what they are banning and all of those people who have those banned guns should either turn them in, or else be charged with felony possession. i also think that this should come from the top down as well. you know? because it's horrible that there were twenty kids tragically
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murdered in connecticut, but at the same time it strikes me as a little hypocritical when the military has killed literally thousands of innocent children in iraq and afghanistan, which were war crimes so i think they should also look at a un treaty -- >> stephanie: first of all, i don't know if you have seen this soldier that did do this massacre in afghanistan, they can asking for the death penalty for him. >> sure. and i don't agree with the assertion that everyone should have them or nobody should have them in. because you don't want someone like me haven an assault weapon. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: wal-mart sells out of assault weapons in five
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states. and says it has no plan to stop selling the assault weapons. wal-mart has banned from its stores albums with the likes of green day, and marilyn manson. george carlin's book. jon stewart's america the book. and the plan b emergency contraception pill. right. [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: and men's magazines like maxim. >> how many people has maxim killed? >> none unless they slipped on
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this -- >> stephanie: dick's sporting goods has stopped the sale of assault weapons. >> i will take my business to dick's. >> yes. >> stephanie: ohio republican governor yesterday signed in to law a measure that would slightly weaken the state's gun law. it would require that they demonstrate competency only once. and allow carrying concealed weapons in the parking lot of the state capitol. a press release summarizing his actions put the gun law at the bottom of the list of those he signed. he foreshadowed the action earlier in the week saying
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whatever we do we don't want erode the lights of citizens. kasick should not have signed such a divisive bill less than a week after the tragedy. at the minimum, you would think. >> stephanie: wow. >> stephanie: carol in pennsylvania. hi, carol. >> caller: hi, what are we going to do next week? >> we're going to have some great bests of. >> caller: i hope so. but my statement is this don't worry congress isn't going to pass anything of meaning, but they did pass clint eastwood day. so we can all be confident in that. >> thank you. >> stephanie: this just in -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: from rolland sexy liberal tour director the warner in washington, d.c. just released ten vip tickets this
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morning at 9:00 am eastern. these tickets are on line now but could be gone already. i would go hurry! hurry! >> stephanie: what a delightful present for the sexy liberal in your life? >> absolutely. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> you can wrap them up inside an album. >> stephanie: and you can get swag for the sexy liberal in your life. >> wow! >> stephanie: you could get an album a sexy liberal pack of tickets and an album and hat. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> thanks vanna. >> stephanie: jim just held that up. tom in new york city you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: i have a different view of the sandy hook tragedy. i think we should be blaming the american people for not fixing our system of bribes that we
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have in our government. we have a bribe-macracy, and the american people just allow it to continue. >> stephanie: yeah. well, i can tell you if -- these house republicans take us over the cliff and stop gun-control legislation, wow i hope we throw his bums out in the next cycle. >> yeah. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. we continue on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: call stephanie now. she's easy. 1-800-steph-1-2. arrest. (vo) current tv presents a month
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ booingy, wooingy ♪ >> i love disco. i hear it is making a comeback. >> stephanie: oh boy. it is a year in review next week. it will be magical. and we'll be back live on january 2nd. >> dangerously close to being hung over on new year's eve. >> stephanie: yeah, and i don't get back until late. >> oh, boy that will be a show. >> stephanie: yes. vince you on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: i got home last night about a quarter to 2:00 and i get on the computer and click on what happened with boner, and on
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eric cantor -- respect house majority leader eric cantor announced on his twitter, so i don't know if it was bitch-face himself or his staff, but i'm quoting has concluded legislative business for the week. the house will return after the christmas holiday when needed. wait a minute they had three weeks off in november. you are working today. congress isn't. >> stephanie: i know. >> caller: there is nothing pressing. >> stephanie: i know. well they have already accomplished so much already the thousands republicans. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: what more can that do for their country. boner said now it's up to the president to work toward a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> now a warning?
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>> stephanie: really? my work is done here i'm going home. republican steve la teret said this will not stop boner from being reelected. >> really. >> stephanie: and then he started swearing uncontrollably. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: not that kind of turrets. >> he didn't have nice things to say last night. >> stephanie: okay. >> it has been continuing dumbing down the republican party, and [ inaudible ] more and more as a bunch of extremists who can't even get the majority of our own people to support the policy. and if you are not governing the majority, you are not going to have a majority.
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>> stephanie: wow. they are in a bit of dising a ray. >> and they will be in even for disarray, because they will have less of them in the next congress. >> stephanie: yeah i say just pass the middle class tax cuts as soon as they get back. >> yep. >> stephanie: hi, joe. go ahead. >> caller: he republicans wanted to see the president's birth certificate and college records, and now they want to see hillary clinton's medical reports. i want to say brain scans on mccain, boner, lindsay graham because i think they are all brainless. >> stephanie: yeah, i agree. >> there is nothing here. i have never seen anything like it. >> caller: lexann in nebraska. you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hey, hi steph, hi
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mooks, how are you? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i love you guys. >> stephanie: thank you, go ahead. >> caller: yesterday i saw a horrible thing. it was so awful. on the today show david gregory was dancing. >> stephanie: oh dancing dave. >> caller: oh it was awful. i could not believe -- >> stephanie: yeah as a journalist he is a good dancer. >> caller: it was horrendous and i really scared my daughters because i kept screeching my eyes, my eyes. >> stephanie: yeah. >> i thought she was sad about something like sad -- >> stephanie: no. no. that's sad. >> whoo. >> stephanie: let's go to derrick in dc. >> caller: hey, steph, hey guys how are you doing?
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>> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: i'm home for christmas up here in rochester, new york. i think you are familiar are the area. >> stephanie: yeah, i just talked with brother wooez yesterday. >> caller: yeah. i can't wait to go home. but when are we going to start talking about the opposition of gun reform those people who have fantasies about the government coming in and taking their guns -- sometimes you hear these talking points -- >> stephanie: by the way starting tomorrow, people have a lot of canned food to start eating after the world comes to an end today right? >> caller: yes exactly. >> stephanie: what a christmas dinner? spam! >> yay.
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>> caller: i argue with my cousin -- and it's all about second amendment rights. and it's like no one is trying to say we're trying to disarm anybody. we're talking about reasonable restrictions. anything you do it's like an obama -- >> stephanie: yeah, i urge people to go to my website and read the conservative case for gun control written by a republican judge who just sentenced jared laughner the tucson shooter. >> caller: oh, yeah. >> some of these people will be disappointed not to see black helicopters? >> stephanie: yeah. they'll be sitting up late. really? dammit. all right. david in tennessee. welcome. >> oh the right-winger got
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skeered. >> stephanie: okay. i guess he listened to that last guy and went -- >> how many large groups of people have been murdered by people with their bare hands. >> david the right-winger ran away just like boner ran away there d.c. last night. [ sobbing ] [ mumbling ] >> bourbon. >> stephanie: we're sorry to mock you in your absence. but we would have mocked you to your face. >> but you were a wuse. >> stephanie: okay. coral in california -- i'm being especially irritating today -- coral i'm irritating myself. >> caller: good morning. good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: you were referring to having not seen so-called video games. and it's certainly a misnomer to call them games. they are really virtual reality, and now with the enhanced technology, which is beautiful
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and magnificent, but there is no doubt it validated killing. >> stephanie: right. i was saying yesterday coral that even people at the expo -- people who are gamers -- >> caller: they are horrified. >> stephanie: they were saying they are horrified with the new cams. >> caller: yeah, and we all know one needs a glue close toll test for the stuff i created -- >> for puff and stuff. >> caller: yeah. everyone is going to look at me as an old lady who created cuddly. but i don't think there can be any doubt that the virtual reality -- isn't the challenge in these games -- you guys would know i'm assuming -- isn't the
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challenge is to survive against immeasurable odds. wouldn't it be nice to be saving an animal or something while being shot at? because i have had that happen. you should still have the medieval surroundings? wouldn't that be game enough for whoever -- >> stephanie: yeah, and if even we had hr puff and stuff who was always there when things get rough. all right. [♪ theme music ♪]
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>> stephanie: hello tvland. sexy liberal john fugelsang coming up next hour. jacki schechner are you old enough to remember hr puff and stuff? >> i don't think so. [ wah wah ] >> oh. >> stephanie: jacki schechner and i as we mentioned yesterday were in a thrupple with melissa fitzgerald. >> oh, my. >> stephanie: it's a threesome with no sex we just run massive email and text exchanges. >> you did go off on a tangent that i would not participate in. >> stephanie: because you are a toddler. she did a kung fu reference. and i said i am the only one old enough to remember kung fu. and you did a karate kid reference. [ laughter ]
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>> you lost me there. >> stephanie: yeah, sorry, lost you. jacki schechner is always there when things get rough just like hr puff and stuff. here she is. >> it's one of those mornings. >> stephanie: i'll be back here in the nursing home. >> good morning, everybody. the nation has now served a moment of silence for the 26 people killed last friday in knew continue to connecticut. in new continue to the town was silent and then the church bell rang 26 times. let's take a quick listen. later this hour we are going to hear from the national rifle association at a press son for instance in washington, d.c. house speaking john boehner is
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also facing the nation this morning. and his plan b turning out to be a big flop. he couldn't get the vote because it would have meant the taxes went up on the top 1% and conservatives weren't even willing to concede that much not even symbolically since the bill never would have made it through the senate for passed the president. it's how to see how he emerges from this mess with any sort of authority intact. the fiscal cliff options are now incredibly limited at this point. we're back in just a few moments. >> it doesn't get anymore real than this.
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good, hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to, six minutes after the hour. happy chris-hon-kwan-sica. albert good morning. >> caller: merry christmas. i got a tweet from the "stephanie miller show." saying the warner theater opened up some more vip tickets. so i scored myself a ticket.
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[ hallelujah ] >> stephanie: yay. you know what i'm going to do? i'm going to give you a $100 pro-flower gift certification. how is that? >> caller: thank you very much. >> stephanie: hold on. see you in d.c. in january. >> caller: see you in dc. >> stephanie: all right, honey for the perfect holiday gift this season go to [ applause ] >> stephanie: sexy liberal palooza, chris jim, jacki opening the show. all three sexy liberal, and two huge celebrity guests. you are going to lose it. i'm telling you right now. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and quite a few vips in the audience as well. it's a christmas what a gift it would be. >> are you ready to sing your
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song? >> i'll say we are. ♪ sexy liberal time is here come to see the show this year ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ sexy liberal don't be late ♪ ♪ want to see stephanie ♪ ♪ i want to see tea bagging ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ the sexy liberal show ♪ >> stephanie: yeah. >> very good. ♪ >> except the tee bagging was a little flat. >> well let's tea bag again. >> don't over do it. >> yeah i want to tea bag again. >> hey, alvin! [ applause ] >> stephanie: it's a thing of beauty. it is the only try sexual
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interracial, tea bagging demonstration in the word. >> will the special guests be involved in the tea bagging? >> stephanie: no. no. only rob reiner got to do that to me. >> okay. >> stephanie: you know, i'm not a slut. >> i don't know if the special guests are equipped to do the tea bagging. >> what are you insinuating. >> you can only tea bag if you are a dude and i'm not sure that -- >> stephanie: you know who it is -- >> i know who it is. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. let's give thanks for one of our -- our best gifts of last year or any year. rocky mountain mike! [ applause ] >> stephanie: the best of rocky mountain mike part one everybody. >> we're near in new hampshire covering the primaries. mr. bachmann now that your wife has left the campaign has it
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effected you? ♪ i was born this way ♪ ♪ now it's time to say good-bye to bachmann and harry ♪ >> we're here with a sanatorium-surge warning. ♪ sometimes you just can't go where everybody knows your name ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ all in all we'll just be stuck with mitt in the fall ♪ >> oh my god! >> this just the right height my friend. ♪ no need to ask, it's a car elevator ♪ ♪ we are transvaginal airlines ♪ >> the turtle says --
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>> our top political priority over the next four years should be to deny president obama a second term. ♪ came the wreck in the [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ i'm a birther he's a birther, she's a birther, wouldn't you like to be a birther too ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ my my my, my [ inaudible ] ♪ >> to repeal obamacare. ♪ taking your health care away ♪ >> hi, how are you? ♪ oh beautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ come on baby it's a liar ♪ ♪ when you say douche nozzle you've said it all ♪ ♪ bone finger ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ she's the one, the one with
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the [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ i [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ we started singing, my, my, mr. sure-talking guy ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] mitt romney ♪ ♪ like a right-wing [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ it's my party and i'll lie if i want to lie if i want to ♪ ♪ you would lie too if you [ inaudible ] ♪ ♪ [ inaudible ] ♪ >> stephanie: yay!
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rocky mountain mike! [ applause ] >> stephanie: he was profific this year. >> stephanie: right. some more great letters on the tragedy in connecticut. paul writes steph. thinking of armed teachers that means they should be trained for combat zone, right? because they can't just have a gun in their desk or closet. they would have to be trained to engage the enemy at anytime during class,less sons in between classes, et cetera like soldiers in cam bat. will they get hazardous duty benefits or veteran benefits for ptsd. [ applause ] >> stephanie: gomer talking about the principal -- she would have to be like rambo. it's so ridiculous. and then dan with thoughts about canada. >> oh. >> stephanie: as this gun debate continues -- and we talked about
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it around the world, it really is stunning the number of gun deaths. literally in some countries in the single digits a year. >> canada has plenty of guns. >> sure, they have a hunting culture. >> yes, but very little gun violence. >> stephanie: one canada had a registry of guns it is almost impossible to own a handgun. you need to go to a police check if you want a handgun. if you want to move the gun, you need to inform the police. it began when a man killed almost twenty women in a college in montreal. they sent over a billion dollars to fight it, but it was set up. all police associations asked them to keep the records. the police check them
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constantly. i don't believe the nra is ready for americans to register their guns. we posted the conservative case for gun control. they are talking about how even toothless the original assault weapon's ban was. >> yeah. >> stephanie: that's the level of gun control we have in some countries. ours is ridiculous. 40% of the guns in our country, because of gun shows and loopholes -- anybody can get a military-style assault weapon. in aurora he had a 100-clip. >> yeah. >> stephanie: it's insane. insane. >> if i were canadian, i would throw my putine at the nra if i saw them in my country. >> get oat.
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>> guns registered eh? >> stephanie: al you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hey, how is it going. i manufacture these type of weapons, and just wanted to make couple of comments. >> okay. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: there are 300 million guns in america, i don't think if this will stop anything. especially since this happened during columbine too. i think what we really need to talk about here making sure that people lock up -- this still does not get done enough. i think we do need to increase the [ inaudible ], and if you have mental people in your house, you should not be able to have firearms in your house. that's a parent's responsibility just like as me as a gun owner, or any gun owner, should be lock up their guns.
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>> so you are advocating more background checks. >> caller: of course. and maybe even have stricter laws on these type of guns. >> stephanie: i don't think anybody needs these type of guns. >> maybe you should do a background check on everybody who lives at your address. >> stephanie: yeah. there are a lot of good ideas that should be on the table. all right. seventeen minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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there's only one place to go to get real for the holidays. current tv presents a month long festival of true stories. >> it doesn't get anymore real than this. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> what better song to sing than
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jingle bells, but i would like to play it by the fabulous group the singing dogs. hit it boys. ♪ wolf, wolf wolf wolf ♪ ♪ wolf ♪ ♪ wolf wolf wolf wolf ♪ >> stephanie: rescue a doggy if you can for christmas. >> richard cheese! >> stephanie: you love cheese. >> i'm a whore for cheese. >> stephanie: senator dick durbin on the whole fiscal cliff implosion. >> they hit the gas, that's what we're hearing from speaker boehner now. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: oh here. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the "washington post" sad story. house republicans humiliate their leader.
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>> oh. although he is supposed to be making a statement in about 40 minutes. >> stephanie: really? has he sobered up? >> i guess so. >> stephanie: they shut down plan b the outcome stunned house leadership. they handed the high ground back to the president. i don't know, again president playing three-dimensional chess, did he see this coming? probably. it's allows them to write whatever they want and then see the republicans cave or raise taxes on the entire country. boner is now a non-player in the future. perhaps boner should quit and
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watch the party grab pitch forks. this shows that republicans are not capable of governing. they are unreasonable, they only care for the rich is now a political reality. jennifer reubin in the "washington post" this morning. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and harry reid yesterday. >> house republicans know that the bill has no future. if you don't know it now, tell them what i said. >> stephanie: oh ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ >> stephanie: back up singers. the boner yesterday. >> i am not convinced yesterday at all that the if the bill passes the house today that it will die in the senate. [ mumbling ] >> stephanie: that's right. what you have done is real good. the bill is going to pass the house and the senate.
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right. right. >> our bill will protect 99.81% of the american people from an increase in taxes. >> yeah so there! >> stephanie: representative john fleming. >> he is doing everything within his power to take us over the cliff. and he -- he is set on dividing us. >> stephanie: yeah, that's it. republicans are so in unity. >> he is a doody head. >> stephanie: stephanie, welcome. >> caller: i have a christmas gift. my husband got a kidney yesterday. >> stephanie: a what? >> caller: a kidney. >> stephanie: oh, i thought you said a kitten. >> caller: thirty years ago i
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started working with special-needs kids. i think we're creating people who are mentally ill. it's not organic, but it's the way we are raising them. we have all-inclusive sports team. we don't give up scores because we don't want their egos to be bruised. and then you have people who don't know how to cope. and secondly they don't have personal relationships. all of their relationships are not personal. they are electronic. >> stephanie: yeah. >> they are friends on facebook. we have creating mental health kids. i know kids as young as three years old on psychotropic medicine. we are creating mental health
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problems. >> stephanie: yeah >> >> caller: so we need mental health, but we need to start rethinking how we're raising these children, and sheltering them and telling them no if they get disappointed somehow. so we need to address that. not put people on drugs. >> stephanie: i agree with you 100% steph. good stuff. suzanne you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, steph. we're talking about boner and plan b and congress. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: did anybody notice that plan b is also the name for the morn-after pill. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: there has to be a morning after for john boner, doesn't there? >> caller: you would think, but no. >> yeah boner's plan was aborted. [ wah wah ] [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: chris louise. >> what did i say?
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>> stephanie: janna you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: i was driving down the road and there is a cannon pointed at the road and has been my whole life. >> stephanie: i'm not sure that one is operational, but okay. >> it may have been sitting in the weather for a little too long. >> caller: but people have to say to themselves is what are they willing to give up to ensure the safety of their children and grandchildren. because people who attack people don't attack people with guns they attack convenience stores and mcdonald's and schools. that's where they attack. >> stephanie: yeah. and -- and that's what honestly i think is happening right now, jan, in the national conversation is you go really this is the kind of freedom we want? >> caller: my kid told me not to
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say anything stupid. >> stephanie: i beg your pardon. you didn't say anything stupid. >> you are very smart. >> stephanie: you tell that little germ wagon to hush. >> caller: she is a germ wagon. she is always coughing on me. >> stephanie: right? exactly. >> that's what kids do. >> stephanie: twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ the debate about gun violence in america starts here. when the unthinkable happened we all thought, never again. today there is no movie more relevant than "bowling for columbine." michael moore's academy award winning documentary, "bowling for columbine." current tv presents this important film tonight at 6 eastern followed immediately by an encore presentation.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. . >> -- found the strength of ten grenches. >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. this just in -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: five of the ten vip tickets for d.c. have already sold for january 19th. they just released them this morning. they are probably going to be gone. so if you want to go get it now. >> wow. >> stephanie: by the way as i mentioned only three shows in 2013, just one east coast, one midwest, and one west coast. that's it. this will be the only east coast show. >> i think you should do one in hawaii and make jim and me. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: what a delightful idea. also breaking news -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> senior administration officials have confirmed that president obama will nominate john kerry. >> which means that scott brown
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will -- >> stephanie: let's not give up yet. however, a new poll says scott brown would be in a strong position to win in a special election if john kerry. 47% would vote for brown compared to 39% who would vote for a generic democrat. there are a couple of silver linings i'm hoping for. [ inaudible ] kennedy, jr. wasn't tested. and he is interested in running. and the other name we heard yesterday. ben affleck. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: and he is much more handsome. and scary smart. >> he did. but do you think he would give up his lucrative career? >> stephanie: i think he might. >> okay. >> stephanie: i'm just saying. let's dive into the right-wing
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world. sean hannity. >> this is after the tragedy. >> stephanie: with the fiscal cliff. >> yep. >> i watched the president. and within seconds the president rejected it anyway. harry reid said we're going to take it up anyway. it seems to me the president from the beginning has wanted to go over the cliff. as he been playing politics? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: if he has he is playing it a lot better than boner. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: so this is a glorious victory for john boehner. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> sean this is politics. >> stephanie: shocked! >> thank you very much. >> stephanie: oh, thank you. okay. eric bolling. this has been the theme in right-wing world. hasn't it?
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>> yeah. >> something very peculiar happened a couple of days tomorrow. hillary clinton was supposed to headline a briefing but she is a no show for tomorrow. you know why? apparently the madam secretary bumped her head yesterday and her doctor recommended she stay in bed. by the way who is running state right now? okay to run the show but not to testify. >> stephanie: put a video link by her bed -- what? they are such idiots. first of all like she is going to fake a concussion. like hilary has ever backed down from a fight. >> yeah. >> she is obviously a scaredy cat. >> stephanie: and refixed responsibility at the assist
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important secretary which is an arbitrary place to look for when a decision takes place. all right. allen west. >> i'm not a doctor, but it seems that the secretary of state has come down with a case of the benghazi flu. we need to know who altered the intelligence report. >> >> stephanie: oh, gosh it was the theme. charlie hurt on fox news. >> a football player has a concussion and he goes to the hospital. our secretary of state has a concussion, and she just goes home. doesn't go through the kinds of tests -- it's all just very curious. what are they hiding behind? why did secretary of state clinton -- why is she not eager
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to go before the congressional committee to say these were the problems that we found, and when i'm gone this is what you should do? >> how does this guy know what kind of tests hilary had? >> stephanie: they want to see her medical records, and the president's birth certificate and college records as well. >> ironically that guy sounds like he has been hit in the head. >> stephanie: it's their favorite punching bag, the clintons are back. >> yeah. >> whatever! >> stephanie: uh-huh. okay. bill o'reilly. >> government control of the health care industry makes you weaker and them stronger. regulation of guns makes citizens more dependent on police, thus the government grows stronger.
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the more shots, pardon the pun, the feds and the states call the less freedom we the people have. >> what a load of crap. >> stephanie: that was an entire pant load right there. yeah. and steve doocy and peter johnson -- >> peter johnson. [ giggling ] >> santa versus obama administration. >> the elves will magically live forever, and santa wins. he goes head-to-head with aclu and peta. hooray for santa claus. >> is this dick smekle again. >> stephanie: no peter -- >> that's right. >> stephanie: okay. wow. and a little adjunct to right-wing world right, you heard about this right?
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[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mosque arsonist tells court i only know what i hear on fox news. >> oh, well. >> stephanie: an indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in ohio told the judge he committed the crimes because fox news and conservative talk radio shows convinced him that all muslims are terrorists. he explained he got riled up after watching fox news. and the judge asked do you know any muslims? and he said no i only know what i hear on fox news and the radio. boy oh boy. muslims are killing americas and trying to blow stuff up. he claimed he has consumed -- >> they consider jesus a major profit -- >> yeah. [ banjo music ] >> stephanie: he claimed he
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consumed 45 beers in the six hours before leaving his indiana home to set fire to the mosque. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: after his arrest he told officers [ censor bleep ] those muslims, they would kill us if they got the chance he said after 45 beers and hours of fox news. >> more than just hours of fox news. >> stephanie: a survey released earlier this year determined that fox news viewers were less informed than americans who watch no news at all. >> that's right. >> stephanie: fox news viewers are likely to be misinformed. and eat puddle with a rubber spoon. >> ha! [ mumbling ] herbergers how do you work a spoon? >> stephanie: ron in new york. hello, ron. >> caller: hello stephanie.
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couple of quick points i wanted to make. i'm looking at a chart nypd gun fight statistic from 1990 to 2000 they had a mean score of 15% for hits. do you think it's reasonable to limit a civilian's ability to have a higher class of magazine to defend themselves with a handgun and hold them to a higher standard than an nypd officer. >> stephanie: i think i'm missing your point entirely. you need an assault weapon to defend yourself. >> caller: no there is also the limit for higher capacity magazines for handguns -- >> stephanie: you need a high capacity magazine to defend yourself. >> if an nypd officer is only
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going to hit their target 15% of the time, why would you want to hold a civilian to a higher standard? i mean these are trained officers. and then the other point -- >> stephanie: but that makes no sense at all. >> caller: oh, sure it does. >> no it doesn't. >> caller: if the average police officer is only going to hit their target one out of six shots -- >> stephanie: so everybody needs assault weapons because they have bad aim? >> caller: no, i'm saying put reasonable restrictions on rifles -- >> stephanie: what is reasonable? >> caller: i do believe that there should be the ban on high capacity 30-round magazines that should be reinstituted. but the point is most people for self-defense when they are carrying a handgun, a glock, for instance, if you limit that capacity, you are limiting the person's ability to defend themselves from one or more
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assail ents. >> stephanie: okay. >> >> caller: and history has shown at some point in our future we will be invaded by another country -- >> stephanie: okay. >> if only we had more guns we could defending ourselves against canada. >> stephanie: yes, right. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour -- >> we have the largest military in the world -- >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> on the stephanie miller radio show in suburban america this morning -- >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) current tv presents a month long festival of true stories.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ simply having a wonderful christmas time ♪ ♪ simply having a wonderful christmas time ♪ [ laughter ] >> it didn't sound a bit like [ inaudible ] >> it is not. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." preholiday extravaganza. and new year's eve and new year's day we will be back live. >> live? >> stephanie: yeah we are busting out all of the holiday specials. ♪ frosty sanatorium ♪
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>> hi, kids. >> hi, frosty. can you tell us again where you came from? >> i don't think so. >> why not? >> i found out that [ inaudible ] a lot of people are eating breakfest. >> oh, frosty. >> and then afound out [ inaudible ] >> i got to go now, good-bye kids. >> good by frosty! >> stephanie: yeah! oh frothy. [ applause ] >> people are eating breakfast, we found out. >> stephanie: enjoy your frapachinos. where is my story about the queen. she does our holiday message every year.
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and this year it is in 3-d. >> we are pleased to announce we are going to once again be on television in our annual christmas announcement, which this year will be in 3-d. our royal ta tas will be on full display. get your face up in there, boys. i give you the hns royal of fluffy fun facts. and yes we are amused. did you really need to ask. [ applause ] >> oh, god. >> stephanie: christmas visit from the queen. how exciting. >> in 3-d. >> stephanie: judy in california. hi, judy? >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: how are you? >> stephanie: good go ahead. >> caller: i was just thinking i was watching anderson cooper the other day and he was appalled
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about some of the fund-raising on the internet, you know from the death of his children and i was just thinking all of this money that's being generated from sales of these guns since these atrocious acts are happened, why don't they take this money and hire some security and what have you with the schools instead of arming a bunch of more people that aren't savvy enough to have a gun. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i don't think arming more people is the answer. how do you have [ inaudible ] be pro life and kill the abortion and gay laws, but you can okay these laws that it is okay to walk in and massacre babies and not change the laws. the gun laws are something that we can do right now. >> stephanie: absolutely. the nra press conference is
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going to be happening any moment. >> yes, that will be interesting. >> stephanie: we should go to that live if we can. let's go to leanne in alabama. welcome. hello? hi, leanne? >> caller: oh, hi. i'm sorry. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: i love you guys so much, and i was at my mom's house the day that the shooting happened and my brothers came in and was telling momma about it, he was all upset, and i said you know why so many guns are out there is because republicans don't want to do anything about it, and he yells at me and starts screaming, and said it's obama's fault because he probably paid somebody to kill those children in order for him to take our guns. and he upset me so bad i started to cry. >> stephanie: oh my god. >> caller: and he also said that obama -- and this broke my
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heart -- he said he is the sorriest man that ever lived. and so i think he has been watching fox way too much. >> stephanie: yeah, i think so. wow, leanne. let me say what a mistma you just hit, anybody who have relatives like that, they just -- i'm sorry. >> caller: a lot of my family is like that. >> stephanie: well, you are part of our little family leanne, and we love you. her brother the day of the shooting said obama probably paid somebody to shoot those kids so he can come take our guns. >> that's sad that people believe that. >> stephanie: don welcome. >> caller: hi, good morning. hey, do i have a few minutes to talk to you, or are you going to cut me off.
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>> stephanie: i don't have a few. but go ahead. >> caller: i am an ex-republican, but you progressives have got to stop rolling over. obama needs your help today. >> it seems to me that john boehner is the one who rolled over. >> caller: no, obama i'm so proud of him, he stood his ground and did not back down. he needs you guys to get on today, everybody in the country call your republican congressman and get this bill passed for obama because we will go over the fiscal cliff and this could be the mayan prophecy what happens today. >> stephanie: okay. i don't think the fiscal cliff is the end of the world, i think it's more of a fiscal incline like charlie pierce said.
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but they don't get back until the 3rd. >> and we get back on the 2nd. >> stephanie: maybe we should change that. cindy in michigan. >> caller: happy holidays to you guys. >> stephanie: you too honey. >> caller: friday night before the participate spoke it was so sad, and they were showing the crowd in connecticut and people were very sad and all of a sudden he said you have got to get a picture of this and he had the cameraman pan around, and he said look at all of the smiles on people's faces and this is why. and there were ten comfort dogs and they were trained -- and they came in from chicago, and the reason the program got started is the program was developed after the shootings in 2007 at northern illinois university. >> stephanie: yes, that made me cry and also the little boy that
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wanted to be a fireman, and some of them saluted his coffin. >> caller: yes. there's one more thing i really need to say. we had these two escape convicts in our area about two months ago. when they were on the run for about two weeks, they actually robbed and got guns stolen from houses that were not secured. >> stephanie: oh, boy. yep. okay. fifty-eight minutes after the hour. fridays with fugelsang next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ ññenenttv
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